Newport Dispatch – Online News From Newport, Vermont. Covering Orleans County.

Family pet shot and killed in Coventry

COVENTRY — Police are seeking the public’s help after a local family pet was shot and killed. This evening, at around 5:30 p.m., police were contacted regarding a beagle which had been shot yesterday, February 19, between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Spencer Hill Road in the town of Coventry. Police… Keep Reading


North Country named a 2018 top 100 critical access hospital

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the second year the hospital has received this recognition. “This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best healthcare possible to… Keep Reading


Governor Scott visits Built by Newport, Kingdom Brewing

NEWPORT — Governor Phil Scott and Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) Federal Co-Chair Mark Scarano were in Newport Wednesday to announce that Scott will serve as the Commission’s first state co-chair. “While the cities and towns across the Northern Border Region are unique, we face similar economic and social challenges,” said Scott. “The work of… Keep Reading


Nurse Residency Program graduates six at North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — Six nurse residents recently presented their oral projects and graduated from North Country Hospital’s program, developed last year by nursing leadership. This is the second class that has gone through the rigorous, eight-month residency, where graduates work with a preceptor in their respective departments, get to work with other clinical areas as well… Keep Reading


Crash with injuries in Irasburg

IRASBURG — Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash with injuries that took place in Irasburg. At around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, crews responded to the scene on Vermont Route 58. According to the report, 29-year-old Travis Shatney of Orleans lost control of his 2008 Subaru Legacy and slid into the oncoming lane of travel. The… Keep Reading

Essex County/Lemington/News

Fatal snowmobile crash in Essex County

LEMINGTON — A 53-year-old man was killed in a snowmobile crash in Essex County last night. At around 7:00 p.m. police responded to a report of a fatal snowmobile crash on VAST Trail 96 by the intersection of Todd Hill Road, in the town of Lemington. The victim was identified as Bruce Bohonowicz, of Greenfield,… Keep Reading


Newport man tragically killed in farm accident

NEWPORT — A 57-year-old Newport man was tragically killed in a farm accident this morning. At around 6:00 a.m. emergency crews were notified of a farm incident at Pleasant Valley Farms in Berkshire. Ambulance services responded to the scene and shortly after arrival, the victim was identified as James Davio. Police are saying that a… Keep Reading


Chaplain Mastering Internship at North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — In the four years that Avril Cochran has worked at North Country Hospital, she has been advocating for a more robust chaplaincy program, having come from Copley Hospital, where they have a full-time chaplain. Her predecessor, Sheryl Washburn Carter, started the program, to include growing the number of on-call chaplains visiting North Country… Keep Reading

Letter to the Editor

Letter: Keep ‘portability’ for Vermont State Grants by Carolyn Kehler

For over 50 years students from Hazen and Craftsbury Academy, who are pursuing education beyond high school, have been able to spend their state-funded grants and scholarships without any restrictions. This issue is called portability. Under consideration in the Vermont legislature are H.114 and S.257, which would change the half-century policy of portability. I support… Keep Reading


Circle K in Barton robbed at gunpoint

BARTON — Police say someone robbed the Circle K in Barton early this morning. At around 3:00 a.m. police responded to the gas station on Main Street for the report of an attempted armed robbery. During the investigation, it was determined that an unknown white male entered the store brandishing a handgun, and demanded money… Keep Reading

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